Think Films is a media production studio based at the Adelaide Film Studios. It was built on a strong foundation of creating content to help drive social change.
It was created by filmmaker Lara Damiani who had wide experience in the corporate world before following a dream to become purpose driven filmmaker.
She started with a bang. Her first production, Tibet’s Cry for Freedom, screened in Australia, NZ, the US, the UK, Europe and Asia. Telling the story of Tibet’s contemporary history since the Chinese occupation, it included exclusive interviews with the Dalai Lama and a Tibetan independence activist who broke a three-year silence to be involved.
Other documentaries quickly followed, and Lara also worked on two ABC productions and one theatrical production.
Think Films now brings together the best of these corporate and creative worlds – an ability to make professional, targeted productions that suit a specific need, format and budget sits comfortably alongside a burning desire to tell a good story well.
We have an unashamed focus on working with NGOs, international aid and humanitarian organisations, and others with a passion for social development and social justice. It’s not always easy work – we often find ourselves in remote and harsh environments – but it’s immensely satisfying.
Most importantly, the skills we’ve developed, and our approach to making every job the best it can be, have equal appeal to our other clients, whether they be in international development, government, the arts, higher education or the not-for-profit sector.
Lara project manages every job and puts together a hand-picked team – unless she’s flying solo. Lara works with a range of photographers, sound engineers, music composers, editors, animators, illustrators, writers, cinematographers and researchers. We foster relationships and work with local experts in developing countries in the spirit of collaboration.
No project is too large or too small. We’ll work to your budget and try to come within it. And we’ll always suggest what we think is right for the project, not just what we like doing or we think people expect of us.